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La Parcela - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 710
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 54
Gots: 86 | FT: 6
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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Kegatron on 11-04-2008

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle to a Dogfish Head Snifter.

Color: A cloudy brownish orange with an off white head.

Smell: Sour, hops, pumpkin, citrus.

Taste: Hops, sour, pumpkin, allspice, citrus.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation, slightly coarse, dry finish.

Overall: I wasn't expecting the sourness but it was pleasent. Not too strong or overwhelming by any means. Definitely a diferent type of pumpkin beer. Cheers!

Photo of albertjr21
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brew pours a dirty and dull yellow golden color under a creamy head. A great lacing ensues. Nose carries a mild and brisk sweet herbal citrus aroma. Mouthfeel is of pleasantly sour (not too tart) citrus rind that delivers into a dry and bright wild berry finish with ending notes of cherry, green grapes, and what might be some subtle earthy raw pumpkin. Cheers, to something different amongst the pumpkin category! Sour lovers, this might be right up your alley...

Photo of ahq514
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 ml into snifter.

Pours a cloudy golden orange. Light head. Appears to have medium carbonation. Light lacing.

Has some elements of pumpkin spices, but has an added twist of tartness. The cacao adds an interesting element as well.

The different aspects of the beer meld together pretty well. Its an interesting mix of spices, mixed with the signature JP tartness. I don't really know how else to describe it. The tartness and pumpkin spices seem to alternate quite well. A very slight hop bite towards the end of the beer.

Medium carbonation and medium body.

This is an interesting spin on a pumpkin beer. Refreshing. Pumpkin spices are there but not overpowering. The signature JP tartness adds another interesting element that keeps me coming back for more.

Photo of n2185
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a murky yellow-brown with three fingers of white head that recedes into a thin cap with decent lacing.

S: bubblegum and candy sugar at first with funky and musty Brett aromas. Slightly sour and citrusy aromas follow with some light fruit notes.

T: lots of funkiness with a light bitterness and a lot of sour flavors. There are some faint yeasty and Belgian sweet flavors that come through, but the funk dominates.

M: medium-light body with highish carbonation, this beer is fairly light and crisp.

O: a pretty decent beer, though I wouldn't call it a pumpkin ale. It's more of a saison or wild ale. Still, it's tasty and refreshingly tart.

Photo of Ghenna
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy Pilznerish color, white head, recedes fairly quickly.

Nice mix of sour and pumpkin pie spice on the nose, caramel sweet on the end.

Taste is- kind of light. bit of lemon, weak in terms of sour (like a lighter lemony bitter). Crisp carbonation.

I guess I'd say that this is pretty weak in terms of a pumpkin beer. Not an aweful lot of pumpkin involved, unfortunately. It is a good sour to introduce nubs to sour beers.

Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle split with wishuwerebeer and poured into some snifters. The brew alpears a clear orange color with a white cap about anfinger strong. The head holds with thin lacing across the top and a light swirl revives it.

The smell of this brew is quite lactic and funky with fruity undertones. There is a pleasant sourness of lemon essence throughout which is quite inviting before the first sip is even taken. There is a faint earthy element noted as well as the brew warms.

The taste is lemony and lactic with a pleasant sharpness with a fruity dry twist. There are some herbal tinges of earthy quality into the finish that are somewhat similar to the character of some pumpkin offeings but this one is quite different.

This is a dry and tart offering with a crispness to the finish that makes it easy to go back for more. It is medium bodied and modestly carbonated. I guess if you were expecting the typical pumpkin offering here you would be very dissapointment. However, in true JP fashion I found this to be wild and enjoyable.

Photo of smcolw
2.61/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Frothy white head that settles lumpily.

My first impression is sweet & sour sauce. Odd, eh? Leans to the sour side. I do not detect any spice or pumpkin in the smell. I think if I were blindfolded, I would guess this is a Cyser.

It tastes like a Cyser, meaning it seems to have soured apples, not pumpkins. Very sour flavor. I frankly don't know what to make of this--I detect no pumpkin, cacao or other spices here. The finish is similar to sucking a lemon.

My wife thinks its okay. I'm finding it difficult to finish.

Photo of oline73
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Churchkey. Poured into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a mild amount of white head that fades to a ring around the glass.

Smell: There is a slight vinegar sourness with some mild fruity and herbal notes.

Taste: This one is quite sour. Vinegar and some tart lemon. Some herbal notes, but I don't pick up the pumpkin. The finish is bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I don't really pick up any pumpkin, but it's a decent sour. That being said, I would go for another one of their offerings before I went back to this one.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a goblet. Split with my wife, the pumpkin beer aficionado.

Appearance - Murky orange body with an ample cream head. Great retention, pillowy remnants, and moderate lacing down the sides. JP beers always look nice.

Smell - So at first, it smells like every other JP beer I've had. Slightly funky, a little lemon tartness, black pepper, and some grassy hay smells. As it warms, I do get a hint of pumpkin, but it's faint. Interesting, but not what I was looking for or expecting.

Taste - Much like the smell. It tastes like a heavy saison, really. That's probably the yeast. The pumpkin flavor is immediate, but short lived. Tartness kicks in, but fades with warmth. The finish is slightly peppery and funky, like the smell, with just a hint of pumpkin coming back.

Mouthfeel - Dry, light, well carbonated. A very light and easy drinking pumpkin. Definitely not the pumpkin pie body everyone looks for in a pumpkin ale.

Overall - Definitely an interesting take, but still I'd rather have a pumpkin ale and a saison separate instead of together. My wife isn't into anything sour and immediately turned her nose up at it.

Photo of bsp77
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip on Halloween.

Appearance: Cloudy orange with large, foamy, cream-colored head and great lacing rings.

Smell: Expected sour aroma for a Wild Ale, with vinegar, cider, cherry and horseblanket. Some dry spiciness.

Taste: Taste is a little more complex and seems to have two primary layers. The first is sour and barely sweet, with apple cider, brett, vinegar and light caramel. The other layer is quite spicy and dry, and this where the nutty pumpkin and cacao subtly come into play.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation with a fairly light body. Long, lingering dry & tart finish.

Overall: This really should be classified as a Wild Ale, as that clearly takes precedent over the pumpkin and spices. Either way, this is a great and very refreshing beer.

Photo of russwbeck
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Muddy yellow-brown pour with a small white head. What remains of the head laces nicely down the side of my glass. The aroma is full of spices, pumpkin, gingerbread, very malty. Taste follow the smell, with some light pumpkin, emphasis on the spice, but not without a nice balance. The body is light to medium and very bubbly. Aftertaste is dry. I thought this was nothing special in terms of pumpkin ales. Tasty, but not worth the price.

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